TYSONS, VA (WUSA9) - You don't think of the Tysons Corner area of Fairfax County as a place with many trees. But there are still some woods left.
The new roadway called Boone Boulevard is part of the huge development planned to replace the car dealerships along Route 7 near Metro's Silver Line.
"If you want to have a park that has value, you go there for tranquility, to enjoy the speed of butterflies. And if you want that, we need more of a forest and not a busy road," said Floortje Bliindenback-Dressen, an innovation expert.
The local civic associations that represents local residents asked for a compromise that Boone Boulevard be only two lanes instead of four. Last Tuesday, after WUSA9 made inquiries to Fairfax County Supervisors, and before residents spoke at a hearing, the board actually voted to approve that compromise.
However, Adkins remains convinced the road should not be adjacent to the park, but be curved away from the park.
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